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New Moon Update: Taurus

The New Moon in Taurus happens Tuesday, May 15th at 4:49 a.m. PST.

I love this depiction of "Ferdinand the Bull" by San Francisco-based artist, Amy Rose Moore. Fortunately, I've never seen an enraged bull, the way they're depicted in cartoons, or worse when they're fighting for their life in the barbaric sport of bullfighting. Any time I've seen a bull they're standing solo in a bucolic field, typically beneath a venerable oak tree, providing an expansive perch for whatever winged creature wants to sit and watch the world go by. They always seem at peace and perfectly content with their inhabitancy on Earth. I can relate because once I hike to my morning meditation spot, high up on the hillside where birdsong overcomes the drone of commuter traffic below, I fall in love all over again with this amazing organism we reside upon. I acknowledge her immense support and allow my body to soften into her the way a child might soften into their own mother.

image credit: Amy Rose Moore

New Moon Guidance: Release the material and be embraced by the natural

I just returned from a week in the countryside of southwest England where I spent the first four days staying in a 300 year-old manor house walking amongst its rambling gardens, hidden ponds, expansive meadows, centuries-old Sycamore trees and surrounding woodlands to write about them. They were the subjects for me to become acquainted, absorb, and provide a voice beyond their own quiet language. And what I realized is that these wild, natural places each had their own persona, their own spirit, but what they shared was the same invitation to connect with their collective rhythm and see how it showed up within me.

This New Moon in Taurus invites us to slow down our pace, connect with the natural world and release the illusion of the material world. What would happen if we each connected regularly and deeply with the natural places surrounding us? Could we see our own reflection of the wild, natural place within ourselves? How would this begin to inform the way we show up in the world?

"Watch for your own internal earth event that may feel like an inner earthquake, shifting all of your priorities and values around." ~Lena Stevens

Word on the street about New Moon Taurus

Astrologer, Tanaaz Chubb

Taurus energy is all about finding security and stability, especially when it comes to our health, family, and money....While seeking security from external things is sometimes necessary, true security and safety comes from within, and it also comes through accepting that nothing is ever guaranteed to anyone....

When we surrender to change, when we surrender the to death and rebirth energy of life, when we can understand that everything is temporary, that is when we can truly find our peace, and truly find security.

Astrologer, Steven Shroyer

Personal expansion in Taurus comes from learning that we can enjoy both substance and beauty without the need to possess or the desire to own and control. True wealth becomes centered in the integration of value of collective enjoyment and benefit. The wellbeing of our planet, the resources of Nature, our personal health, and all positive experiences become the measure of true wealth in life.

Astrologer, Lena Stevens

This New Moon is very potent and powerful. It comes with a robustness similar to an eclipse and is a marker for great change, the preview of which could be manifested through some major earth event or events. We have seen this beginning to happen with earthquakes and volcanic activity in various parts of the world, all related to the earth. Watch for your own internal earth event that may feel like an inner earthquake, shifting all of your priorities and values around. This new moon is both difficult and exalted with potential for great inspiration that comes with the freedom you may experience following challenging choices you have made or are in the process of making.

Guide to Setting New Moon in Taurus Intentions

New moons are great astrological timings to help bring your intentions to full manifestation. I like writing 5-10 solid intentions based on what the current New Moon rules (see samples below). You may keep them in a journal, place them in a jar, I’ve even deposited mine into the hollow of my favorite tree. The key is to write them from your heart, then send them up freely to the Universe so you may be graced with their fruition in good time.

Remember, these intentions may not come to manifest overnight or even during the month. It’s important to release your hold on them and allow what is in your highest alignment to come through.

In her book, New Moon Astrology, Jan Spiller defines the theme for our intentions in this New Moon. Taurus rules:

Accumulation: Money, Stewardship, Possessions

Sample intentions:

"I want to easily find myself creating financial independence in a way that is most aligned for my spirit."

"I want clear thinking for handling money and resources in ways that are in my best interest and aligned with the collective."

"I want to easily find myself living in comfortable surroundings most aligned with my spirit."

Physical Senses: Comfort, Aromas, Sensuality

Sample intentions:

"I want to easily find myself feeling alive and engaged in all of my senses"

"I want to easily embody joy."

"I want all resistance to experiencing sensuality completely lifted from me."

"I want to expand take the time to cook and savor the meals I make from natural ingredients"

"I want to easily find myself wearing clothing that offers freedom and feels good on my skin and body"

Enjoyment of Life on Earth: Gratitude, Simple Pleasures, Rapport with Nature, Contentment

Sample intentions:

"I want to easily find joy and gratitude in the simple, everyday gifts."

“I want the quality of gentleness to become a stronger part of my character."

“I want to easily find myself connecting to the abundance that Mother Earth provides."

"I want to easily find myself taking time to connect with and honor the natural world."

Building: Solid Foundations, Persistence, Perseverance, Totality

Sample intentions:

"I want to easily find myself taking my goal of _____ step-by-step"

“I want to easily find myself slowing down and doing each task with totality"

"I want the habit of rushing results totally lifted from me"

Inflexibility: Stubbornness, Attachment, Resistance to Change, Stagnation

Sample intentions:

"I want all self-defeating stubbornness easily lifted from me"

"I want the habit of lazy stagnation totally lifted from me"

“I want to easily find myself detached from excessive accumulation and material possessions"

“I want to easily find myself embracing constructive change."

Restoring Health to: Coughs, Throat, Thyroid, Voice

Sample intentions:

“I want to easily find the right healer to help me with _______”

“I want a total healing to occur with _______”

“I want to easily attract the right information to help heal _____”

“I want to easily find myself taking action to restore health to my ______”

And may it be so.

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